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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 21, 2014 11:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: NELS! - (non-non-Dead)

Dark California Stars

Jeff just kept tossing more songs at Bob for possibilities but the song Bob really wanted to do was “St. Stephen,” which the Dead rarely did in their later years. The thing on the list that Jeff immediately wanted to do was “Dark Star.” I kept reminding him that it’s a jam song but he was so open— he just really wanted to play it. And then, he heard me sing it on the bus—I was sort of imitating Jerry’s voice—and Jeff said, “You have to sing on this.” Jeff asked Bob if it would be OK and decided to mix it with our song “California Stars”—just change the second chord to a minor chord so that they would connect tonally. The only times I’ve ever sang with Wilco were the two times we did “Dark Star.”

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2014-05-22 06:32:46